Gautam Dantas

Professor in Departments of Pathology and Immunology, Biomedical Engineering, and Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in Saint Louis

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Primary subject of interest: (1) Understanding how diverse microbiomes respond to chemical and biological perturbations, (2) harnessing these insights to rationally design therapeutic strategies to curtail antibiotic-resistant pathogens and remedy pathological microbiome states, and (3) engineering microbial catalysts to convert renewable biomass into value chemicals such as biofuels and pharmaceuticals.

Primary geographic region of interest: United States, El Salvador, Peru, Pakistan, Niger, South Africa, Republic of Congo, Laos, Netherlands, China, India